Friday, February 17, 2012

Furniture Fridays

Hello everyone! I am so happy to have Niki from My Scandinavian Home with us today for Furniture Friday!  Niki is inspired by all things Scandinavian and her blog is a wonderful illustration of this. With interiors to drool over her beautifully simple blog is always full of interesting posts and inspiring images. I am constantly discovering new designers, homes and stylists and highly recommend you all stop by and enjoy this fantastic blog. Thanks Niki! 


I was truly honoured when Anna asked me to write a guest post about my favourite piece of furniture on Canoe Design. But honestly, where to start? There are so many absolutely FAB newsworthy pieces out there?!

In the end I went for the Tolix Model A Chair. Why? Firstly it has withstood the test of time (it dates back to 1934) and is now enjoying a wonderful revival in fresh colours. And secondly, I absolutely love me a little industrial design and no chairs add an industrial feel to a room like a Tolix!

If I had my pick (yes please!) I would definitely go vintage - I looooove rusty, authentic looking Tolix chairs in galvanised silver. However, I also wouldn't say no to a very cool shiny new sunny yellow one or maybe the 'rouge glacis'  hue to add a pop of colour to my dining area while keeping in step with my grey and white colour scheme.

Yes they may get a little uncomfy over lengthy dinner parties, but beauty is pain people, beauty is pain! In any case, you could always add a cushion (my answer to everything).

So I say, merci to the French for this wonderful piece of furniture and Vive la Tolix A model chair! Have a lovely weekend!






via Greige

12 comments:

  1. Oh those are fantastic chairs - I'm looking for some dining chairs right now and need some inspiration

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  2. I have the galvanized ones in my kitchen eating area - you are sooo right, they do add a touch of the industrial. I am always looking for some "edge" to add.

    What a lovely guest post - Scandinavia AND a NYC designer....heaven....

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    1. I am with you Sandra. We actually have the red stools as our bedside tables. Great way of adding a little industrial flair and colour to our bedroom.

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    2. Sandra - thank you! I am very envious of you and Anna for already having Tolix chairs / stools . Seems like I need to get on the case!

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  3. Great post! love these chairs in all colours!
    x kat

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    1. Thank you! I loved your guest post on the Eames side chair, another FAB must-have!

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  4. Very nice :)

    Greetings from Madrid,

    Atelier Decor
    http://atelierdecor.blogspot.com/

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  5. Fun pick Niky. And it is so interesting the different vibe you get from the galvanized vs the colourful version.

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  7. I got the chair! I'm so pumped and it looks so good!

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    1. Congratulations! So excited for you. What colour did you get??

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  8. Best job on this. I did not expect furniture on a Wednesday. This is the great story!

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